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EndNote: Format Paper

This guide provides basic information on using EndNote (citation management tool)

Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word

When EndNote is installed, it will also create an EndNote tab in Microsoft Word toolbar.  This tool allows you to insert citations into your paper and format your Word document. 

You may add citations to a Word document using:

       I. EndNote in Microsoft Word

       II. EndNote library

As you enter citations EndNote will automatically generate a list of references at the end of your paper.

If your references are not automatically generated, go Instant Formatting and select Instant Formatting is On.

For instructions on how to use Cite While You Write in Word (Mac) click here.

N.B. Remember to proofread your references and make any necessary changes.

Edit or Delete Citations

  • In Word, click on the in-text citation you want to edit or delete
  • Go to the EndNote tab
  • Click on Edit & Manage Citation(s)
  • A pop-up box will open
  • Highlight reference
  • Click the Edit Reference drop down menu and choose:
    • Edit Library Reference to edit
    • Remove Citation to delete
  • Click OK

Change List of Bibliography Style

  • Open your Word document
  • Click on the EndNote tab
  • Go to Style and If your style is not in the drop down menu
  • Choose Select Another Style...
  • Select the needed style from the list
  • Click OK

I. Insert Citations Using EndNote in Microsoft Word

  • Open a Microsoft Word document
  • Place the cursor where you want to insert a citation
  • Click on the EndNote tab
  • Go to Style and select your output style (e.g. APA)
  • Go to Insert Citation
  • Click on the Insert Citation icon or magnifier

  • The Find & Insert My References box open
  • Type in the author's name or keyword/s in the text box
  • Click Find to display matching results
  • Highlight the reference you want
  • Select Insert

II. Insert Citations Using EndNote Library

  • Open a word document
  • Place the cursor where you want to insert a citation
  • Click on Go to EndNote

  • Your EndNote Library will open
  • Search your EndNote library
  • Highlight the reference you want
  • Click on the Insert Citation icon
  • Your citation will be inserted automatically in your Word document